On March 15, 2022, President Biden signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022, which provides funding to launch new education- and workforce-related initiatives, to increase funding levels for many existing programs, and to expand economic support for low-income and traditionally underserved communities.
For 40+ years, as a National Leader in Workforce Development, KRA has provided critical services—i.e. research & evaluation, training & technical assistance, and program operations—that support workforce-related programs for under-represented Youth and Adult populations.
All Federal agencies benefit from the Act’s provisions. However, it is the Department of Labor’s $13.2 billion in discretionary appropriations, particularly the $9.8 billion for the Employment and Training Administration, which are essential to the missions of our Workforce Board clients.
Few, if any, workforce-services companies possess KRA’s breadth and depth of experience, supporting DOL/ETA programs at the national level through our Labor Market Research and Consulting division, and operating local One-Stop Career Centers (aka American Job Centers) funded by WIOA (2014) and WIA (1998).
Over the course of many years, KRA has applied its expertise to support several programs being re-funded by the Act, including:
- $2.9 billion – WIOA
- $1.749 billion – Job Corps
- $405 million – Senior Community Service Employment Corps
- $102.1 million – Reintegration of Ex-Offenders
- $95.4 million – Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers
- $60.5 million – Homeless Veterans Reintegration
- $2.5 million – Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations
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